The Wolf Watcher's Diet

Short Story in The Gift of Love Anthology

By Paige Cuccaro

Berkley Sensation - June 2010

Paranormal Romance

Eight authors coming together and providing short stories for an anthology. Eight short stories overflowing with romance. The Gift of Love is an anthology of eight romances written to support a charity.

Ella's day had gone from bad, to worse, to unimaginable. She had survived a car accident to be accosted by the man who she hoped would help her. Then a pack of dogs rescued her, but in fact they had been wolves. One of which had accidentally turned her into a werewolf.

Being a werewolf wouldn't be so bad. The problem was that she couldn't change back. Luke, the werewolf who had changed her, assured her that it was just a matter of time. Until then, Ella would learn how to be the wolf part of being a werewolf. After all, she already knew the human part. She could get the hang of it, she just had to keep in mind that Luke was only helping her because this was his fault. He was a nice guy, and there was no chance of him ever being attracted to her.

The Wolf Watcher's Diet was an entertaining twist to the werewolf romance. Ella was temporarily stuck in her new "wolf" form, but that didn't stop her from falling even further for Luke. But she held no illusions that he saw her as anything more than a friend. I enjoyed the story, although I would have preferred third person so we could have had Luke's POV as well.

Included in The Gift of Love are: For the Love of Wendy by Lori Foster, Ava's Haven by Jules Bennett, Skin Deep by Heidi Betts, Atticus Gets a Mommy by Ann Christopher, The Redemption of Brodie Grant by Lisa Cooke, The Wolf Watcher's Diet by Paige Cuccaro, A Fairy Precious Love by Gia Dawn, and Second Time Around by HelenKay Dimon.

Kathy Andrico -


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